Dan Forman

Senior Associate


A former government communications strategist, Dan combines expertise in media and stakeholder engagement with crime and justice policy insight. 


Before joining Crest, Dan was Head of Communications for UK Sport, a member of the independent Casey Review team into social integration, and spent eight years in senior roles in government in the then Central Office of Information (now part of the Cabinet Office) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (now MHCLG)’s Strategy, Communications and Private Offices directorate. Prior to that he worked as a journalist for Dods and in the BBC’s Political Research Unit.

Key achievements

  • Led Crest’s work undertaking a major strategy and communications review for National Counter Terrorism Policing on Prevent programme delivery

  • Senior team member of the independent Casey Review review into social integration, including leading on communications and engagement, and author of report sections on English language, young people, sport and volunteering, and white working-class communities

  • Ran communications strategy for government agency UK Sport, helping to restore trust and confidence in the Olympic and Paralympic sport sector

  • Led communications on the Prime Minister’s high-profile Troubled Families programme (2012-2015), the inspection into Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, the Kerslake review of Birmingham Council and the government intervention in Tower Hamlets Council

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